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Irene Brandt, M.A.

Research Associate

Irene Brandt, M.A., is a Research Associate at PRE. In her most recent position at the Scientific Resource Center, she managed a multi-million-dollar federal grant from AHRQ to generate evidence-based healthcare research for national organizations and guideline groups. She was responsible for coordinating a team of researchers and physicians to investigate the quality of evidence for various topics such as the most effective tools to screen for Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) within health systems and which interventions used to address ACEs are evidence-based. Prior to that, Ms. Brandt taught undergraduate courses on Lifespan Development, Adolescent Development, and Adult Development as well as postgraduate courses on Research Methods. She also served as a program evaluation consultant to various departments at Azusa Pacific University that were interested in evaluating their programs to be more competitive for grants. She has a background in writing private foundation grant proposals; including analyzing university-wide data and tailoring it for proposals that would serve students of color, low-income students, or those needing additional support for academic readiness. Her Master’s degree from Claremont Graduate University is in Applied Social Psychology with a co-concentration in Evaluation. She is formally trained and has experience in both quantitative and qualitative methods.